Woman assaults baby’s father with belt before putting it around her own neck, per report

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27-year-old Iris Branford was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon when she attacked her baby’s father with a belt after becoming jealous when he came to pick up their child.

On September 8th, Nashville Police Officers responded to 923 Anderson Lane in Madison, Tennessee for what appeared to be a domestic assault. Daniel Gomez told police that he was called to the location by his children’s mother, Iris Branford, to pick up one of their children. Daniel stated that she became jealous and decided the last minute for him not to take the child. He explained that Iris came into the room with a belt and hit him multiple times, but he did not hit her in return.

Iris Branford (MNPD)
Iris Branford (MNPD)

Iris stated that what Daniel said was true however, she claimed that he did hit her with the belt. Police observed a small mark on her arm but believed it to be self-inflicted. The officers viewed a video that Daniel took of her hitting him with a belt and then putting the belt around her own neck. The injury on Daniel indicated that Iris struck him with the metal buckle of the belt.

Iris Branford was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her bond was set at $2,500.

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